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Nine Dead From Polar Vortex

(Iowa City, IA_AP) — The freezing cold weather hitting the Midwest is claiming at least nine lives. The latest death happened in Iowa, where a student at the University of Iowa died after being found behind a campus building early Wednesday morning.

Another person died in Iowa in a weather-related car crash. Three people were killed in Illinois. Deaths were also recorded in Indiana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Temperatures across the Midwest are well below zero because of a polar vortex pulling freezing air into the area.